Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The idea of reciprocity

I ask for reader suggestions. I have been interested in the idea of reciprocity in Rawls's writings, especially in the relation between reciprocity and the ideas of self-worth and social identity. There does not seem to be much with a central focus on this topic and I was wondering if readers had suggestions for where else I should look. I am completing a paper on the topic and will post this when it is more complete.

4 comments:

enzo rossi said...

Steven R. Smith (2002) Defending Justice as Reciprocity: An Essay on Social Policy and Political Philosophy (Edwin Mellen)

Steven R. Smith (2001) 'The Social Construction of Talent: A Defence of Justice as Reciprocity.' Journal of Political Philosophy, 9: 19–37.

Full disclosure: Steve is one of my colleagues at the Newport Social Ethics Research Group.

The Brooks Blog said...

This is excellent, Enzo. Many thanks!

Matt said...

Hi Thom,

There's some useful discussion of reciprocity in Rawls in Samuel Freeman's book _Rawls_ as well as in some of his papers in his _Justice and the Social Contract_. Jon Mandle also has some useful discussion in his _What's Left of Liberalism?_. I'm not sure how closely connected it is to your main interests, but Andrea Sangiovanni's paper, ‘Global Justice, Reciprocity, and the State’, Philosophy & Public Affairs 35/1: 2-39 (2007), is an important one, too.

The Brooks Blog said...

These suggestions are excellent although all miss a particular connnection I'm keen to highlight. Expect to see something new from me soon on this...